Democracy Now! Tuesday, August 25, 1998
U.S. Changes Explanation of Sudan Bombing
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The Clinton administration is now changing its line on the Sudan bombings. Only four days ago the State department claimed it had bombed the Shifa pharmaceutical factory because of its ties to Saudi dissident Osama ben Laden, as well as what the State department claimed were its productions of the nerve agent VX.
A Look at U.S. Media Double-Standards
The kind of information you just heard about the American cruise missile attacks is not getting out into the mainstream media. While journalists scrutinized every word President Clinton uttered about Monica Lewinsky in an effort to catch him in a lie, the same standard was not applied to U.S. officials when they described so-called terrorist targets in Afghanistan and the Sudan. It seems as though when U-S military officials say they have credible evidence that the pharmaceutical plant in Khartoum was manufacturing chemical weapons, journalists take them at their word.
Peace Groups React to U.S. Bombings
The U.S. media may be blindly following where the State Department leads them, but the American public is less willing to follow Clinton’s hawkish line. You wouldn’t know it watching TV or reading the corporate papers, which rarely report on peace groups. A look at what peace groups are doing around the country in response to the Sudan and Afghanistan bombings.
Noam Chomsky Comments On U.S. Bombings
Noam Chomsky calls the U.S. bombings of the Sudan and Afghanistan an act of international terrorism. By not going to the UN Security Council for authorization to take action against the alleged targets, the U.S. violated international law.